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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

REQUEST TO ADD A PRE-HEALTH PROFESSIONS CERTIFICATE AND/OR REQUEST FOR RECOGNITION ON THE UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPTS

Dean Linda Hicke of the College of Natural Sciences has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016. The secretary has classified this proposal as general legislation.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on April 29, 2013, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.1

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If an objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by noon on September 5, 2013.


SAG signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council

1 Correction on October 30, 2013: Approval resides with UT System with notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Distributed through the Faculty Council website on August 26, 2013

REQUEST TO ADD A PRE-HEALTH PROFESSIONS CERTIFICATE AND/OR REQUEST FOR RECOGNITION ON THE UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPTS

 

1. Type of Proposal: New Certificate Program

2. Scope of Proposed Change

a. Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? Yes
  The courses in the certificate are offered across the colleges of Communication, Education, Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences, and Nursing.  
b. Will students in other degree programs be impacted (are the proposed changes to courses commonly taken by students in other colleges)? Yes
  Primarily, the certificate provides a mechanism to demonstrate the coursework they complete in preparing for a career in the health professions. This certificate will likely draw students to supporting coursework they might not have considered otherwise.  
c. Will students from your college take courses in other colleges? Yes
     

If the answer to 2a, 2b, or 2c is “yes”:

How many students do you expect to be impacted?
200 across the colleges

Impacted schools must be contacted and their response(s) included:
Person communicated with: Richard Flores, Liberal Arts
Date of communication: March 22, 2013
Response: Forwarded email to Dr. Robert Hummer, Sociology.

Person communicated with: Robert Hummer, Sociology (Liberal Arts)
Date of communication: April 9, 2013
Response: Thanks again for developing the idea for this certificate program and for providing the initial list of courses. I ran this by the Health & Society Committee via email and there were no objections/critiques; on the flip side, several folks thought the overall idea is a good one, as do I.

Person communicated with: Domino Perez, CMAS director (Liberal Arts)
Date of communication: April 15, 2013
Response: We would very much like to have our course offered as a part of a pre-health education curriculum.

Person communicated with: Brian Roberts, Geography (Liberal Arts)
Date of communication: April 9, 2013
Response: We happily support this initiative and hope that Medical Geography becomes a mainstay of the program.

Person communicated with: Cindy Carlson, Educational Psychology (Education)
Date of communication: April 8, 2013
Response: This is a great idea and we in EDP appreciate that Human Sexuality was included on the list. I would like to also request consideration of the following course, EDP 369K: Educational Neuroscience.

Person communicated with: James Pennebaker, Psychology (Liberal Arts)
Date of communication: April 6, 2013
Response: Psychology could contribute several other classes, including PSY 301, PSY 341K, PSY 346K, and PSY 332C. I see that three of them are upper-division but if there is a great need for any of them, I suspect we could make some adjustments.

Person communicated with: Gayle Timmerman, Nursing
Date of communication: April 9, 2013
Response: We would be delighted to be included on the list (nursing).

Person communicated with: Allan Tully, History (Liberal Arts)
Date of communication: March 25, 2013
Response: Yes, a Pre-Health Professions certificate would be of interest to our students.

3. Official Certificate Name: Pre-Health Professions Certificate

4. Proposed Implementation Date: Fall 2014

5. CIP Code (administrative unit awarding the certificate): Office of Health Professions.

6. Statement of Objective

To provide students a guided opportunity to gain an interdisciplinary perspective on health-related issues as they prepare for a career in the health professions.

7. Number of Students Expected to Receive the Certificate Each Semester: 200

8. Number of Hours Required for Completion: 18

9. List Faculty on the Certificate Program Faculty Committee

Name of Faculty Member

College/Department

Title at UT Austin

Highest Degree and Awarding Institution

* Arturo De Lozanne, Chair

Section of Molecular and Developmental Biology/Natural Sciences

Associate Professor

PhD, Stanford University School of Medicine

* Sacha Kopp

Physics/Natural Sciences

Professor, Associate Dean for Curriculum and Programs

PhD, The University of Chicago

*Robert Hummer

 

Liberal Arts/Sociology

Professor

PhD, Florida State University

* Keryn Pasch

 

Education/Department of Kinesiology and Health Education

Assistant Professor

PhD, University of Minnesota at Twin Cities

* R. Matthew Brothers

 

Education/Department of Kinesiology and Health Education

Assistant Professor

PhD, North Texas Health Science Center

Dee Silverthorn

 

School of Biological Sciences/Natural Sciences

Senior Lecturer

PhD, University of South Carolina

Ruth Buskirk

 

School of Biological Sciences/Natural Sciences

Distinguished Senior Lecturer

PhD, University of California at Davis

* Brent Iverson

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry/Natural Sciences

Professor, Department Chair

PhD, California Institute of Technology

10. Academic Course Requirements Use this table to identify the courses that qualify for this certificate program.

Course Abbreviation and Number

Course Title

SCH

CMS 310K

Team-based Communications

3

CMS 322E

Communication Ethics #
# Upper-division standing.

3

GRG 357

Medical Geography #
# Upper-division standing.

3

SOC 302

Introduction to the Study of Society

3

SOC 308

Topic: Global Inequities and Health

3

SOC 319

Introduction to Social Demography

3

SOC 330C

Death and Dying: Sociological Perspectives #
# Upper-division standing.

3

SOC 336D

Race, Class, and Health #
# Upper-division standing.

3

SOC 354K

Sociology of Health and Illness #
# Upper-division standing.

3

SOC 358D

Health Policy and Health Systems #
# Upper-division standing.

3

SOC 368D

Social Context of Public Health #
# Upper-division standing.

3

SOC 369K

Population and Society #
# Upper-division standing.

3

ANT 322M

Topic 5: Indians of Mexico and Guatemala #
# Upper-division standing.

3

AAS 301

Introduction to Asian American Studies

3

AAS 310

Topic: Psychological Perspectives on Asian American Identify

3

AFR 301

African American Culture

3

LAS 310

Topic: Mexican Immigration Cultural History

3

MAS 307

Introduction to Mexican American Cultural Studies

3

MES 301L

Introduction to the Middle East: Adjustment and Change in Modern Times

3

CC 306M

Introduction to Medical and Scientific Terminology

3

EDP 363

Topic 3: Human Sexuality #
# PSY 301 or another introductory behavioral science course.

3

EDP 369K

Topic 10: Behavioral Neuroscience #
# 6 hours of upper-division coursework in education or other behavioral sciences, and consent of instructor.

3

HED 335

Theories of Substance Use and Abuse

3

HED 343

Foundations of Epidemiology #
# Consent of instructor.

3

HED 352K

Studies in Health: Topical Studies #
# Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

3

HED 366

Human Sexuality

3

HED 370K

Topical Seminar in Health Promotion #
# Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

3

HED 373

Evaluation and Research Design

3

HDF 304

Family Relationships

3

HDF 313

Child Development #
# PSY 301 and credit or registration for HDF 113L.

3

HDF 335

Adult Development #
# Upper-division standing and HDF 313 and 113L.

3

HDF 342

Development of Psychopathology from Infancy through Adolescence #
# Upper-division standing and HDF 313 and 113L.

3

HDF 351

Infant Development and Attachment Relationships #
# Upper-division standing and HDF 313, 113L, and 315L.

3

HDF 378K

Topic: Biobehavioral Health Processes Across the Family #
# 6 hours of upper-division coursework in HDF, ANT, Education, PSY, SOC, or SW; and consent of instructor.

3

HIS 350R

Topic 5: American Cultural History of Alcohol and Drugs #
# Upper-division standing and 6 hours of coursework in history.

3

HIS 350R

Topic 18: Women in Sickness and Health #
# Upper-division standing and 6 hours of coursework in history.

3

KIN 320

Applied Biomechanics of Human Movement #
# KIN 324K and M 305G or the equivalent.

3

KIN 324K

Applied Human Anatomy

3

KIN 325K

Physiology of Exercise #
# KIN 324K or a course in human physiology.

3

KIN 326K

Kinesiology: Biomechanical Analysis of Movement #
# KIN 324K, M 408C, and PHY 302K.

3

NTR 312

Introduction to Nutritional Sciences #
# CH 301; M 408C, 408K, or 408N; credit or registration for BIO 311C and CH 302.

3

NTR 218

Assessment of Nutritional Status #
# NTR 312 and 112L or 312H and 312R; credit or registration for NTR 118L.

2

NTR 326

Cellular and Molecular Nutrition #
# BIO 311C; NTR 312 or 312H; credit or registration for CH 320M and NTR 112L or 312R.

3

NTR 331

International Nutrition: Social and Environmental Policies #
# Upper-division standing; NTR 306, 312, or 312H.

3

N 309

Global Health

3

N 310

Communication in Health Care Settings

3

N 321

Ethics of Health Care #
# RHE 306.

3

PHL 325M

Medicine, Ethics, and Society

3

PSY 301

Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 308

Biopsychology #
# PSY 301.

3

PSY 332C

Hormones and Behavior #
# 1) For psychology majors: PSY 301 and 418.
2) For non-majors: PSY 301; upper-division standing; and one of the following: BIO 318M, CE 311S, ECO 329, EDP 371, EE 351K, GOV 350K, M 316, M 362K, ME 335, PSY 317, SOC 317L, SW 318, STA 309, SSC 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

3

PSY 341K

Topic 4: Health Psychology #
# 1) For psychology majors: PSY 301 and 418.
2) For non-majors: PSY 301; upper-division standing; and one of the following: BIO 318M, CE 311S, ECO 329, EDP 371, EE 351K, GOV 350K, M 316, ME 335, PSY 317, SOC 317L, SW 318, STA 309, SSC 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

3

PSY 346K

Psychology of Sex #
# 1) For psychology majors: PSY 301 and 418.
2) For non-majors: PSY 301; upper-division standing; and one of the following: BIO 318M, CE 311S, ECO 329, EDP 371, EE 351K, GOV 350K, M 316, ME 335, PSY 317, SOC 317L, SW 318, STA 309, SSC 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

3

PSY 353K

Psychopharmacology #
# 1) For psychology majors: PSY 301 and 418.
2) For non-majors: PSY 301; upper-division standing; and one of the following: BIO 318M, CE 311S, ECO 329, EDP 371, EE 351K, GOV 350K, M 316, ME 335, PSY 317, SOC 317L, SW 318, STA 309, SSC 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 318.

3

URB 350

Topic: Human Health and the Environment

3

PBH 317

Introduction to Public Health

3

CH 220C

Organic Chemistry Laboratory#
# Credit or registration for CH 310N or 320N;: CH 204 or 317; and 310M, 318M, 320M, or 328M.

2

CH 320M

Organic Chemistry I#
# CH302 or 302H and credit or registration for CH 204 or 317.

3

CH 320N

Organic Chemistry II#
# Credit or registration for CH 210C or 220C; and CH 204 or 317; and 310M, 318M, 320M, or 328M.

3

CH 369

Fundamentals of Biochemistry#
# CH 310M or 318M.

3

PHY 302K

General Physics--Technical Course: Mechanics, Heat, and Sound#
# High school trigonometry or M 305G; credit or registration for PHY 102M.

3

PHY 102M

Laboratory for Physics 302K #
# Credit or registration for PHY 302K.

1

PHY 302L

General Physics—Technical Course: Electricity and Magnetism, Light, Atomic and Nuclear Physics. #
# PHY 302K and 102M; credit or registration for PHY 102N.

3

PHY 102N

Laboratory for Physics 302L. #
# Credit or registration for PHY 302L.

1

PHY 317K

General Physics 1. #
# High school physics or consent of undergraduate adviser; M 408C; M 408K and registration for 408L, or M 408N and registration for 408S; and credit or registration for PHY 117M.

3

PHY 117M

Laboratory for Physics 317K #
# Credit or registration for PHY 317K.

1

PHY 317L

General Physics II #
# PHY 317K and 117M; credit or registration for PHY 117N.

3

PHY 117N

Laboratory for Physics 317L #
# Credit or registration for PHY 317L.

1

PHY 301

Mechanics #
# High school physics or consent of undergraduate adviser; credit or registration for PHY 101L; M 408C, 408K, and registration for M 408L, or M 408N and registration for 408S.

3

PHY 101L

Laboratory for Physics 301 #
# Credit or registration for PHY 301.

1

PHY 316

Electricity and Magnetism #
# M 408D, PHY 301 and 101L; M 408L and registration for M 408M or M 408S and registration for M 408M; credit or registration for PHY 116L.

3

PHY 116L

Laboratory for Physics 316 #
# Credit or registration for PHY 316.

1

PHY 303K

Engineering Physics I #
# High school physics or consent of undergraduate adviser; M 408C; M 408K and registration for M 408L, or M 408N and registration for 408S; credit or registration for PHY 103M.

3

PHY 103M

Laboratory for Physics 303K #
# Credit or registration for PHY 303K.

1

PHY 303L

Engineering Physics II #
# M 408D, PHY 303K and 103M; M 408L and registration for M 408M, or M 408S and registration for M 408M; credit or registration for PHY 103N.

3

PHY 103N

Laboratory for Physics 303L #
# Credit or registration for PHY 303L.

1

M 316

Elementary Statistical Methods #
# an appropriate score on the mathematics placement exam.

3

SSC 302

Data Analysis for the Health Sciences #
# A passing score on the College of Natural Sciences mathematics placement examination.

3

SSC 304

Statistics in Health Care #
# A passing score on the College of Natural Sciences mathematics placement examination.

3

SSC 306

Statistics in Market Analysis #
# A passing score on the College of Natural Sciences mathematics placement examination.

3

SSC 328M

Biostatistics #
# A passing score on the College of Natural Sciences mathematics placement examination, and 6 hours of BIO.

3

 

 

11. Other Certificate Requirements:

12. Give a Detailed Rationale for Change(s): To provide students a guided opportunity to gain an interdisciplinary perspective on health-related issues as they prepare for a career in the health professions.

13. College/School Approval Process:

Approver: Course and Curriculum Committee; Sacha Kopp
Date: April 16, 2013
Title: Associate Dean for Curriculum and Programs